Florida yacht charters
What is yacht charter/boat rental in Florida
Yacht charter is a different name for boat rental. Most common yacht charters in Florida are 6 nights/7 days and start on Saturday. That’s why most if not all prices on this website are weekly
A yacht charter in Florida will include a deposit forfeiture insurance, sometimes also trip cancellation insurance.
When is the charter season in Florida?
Florida is known for subtropical climate and ideal temperatures and is a great destination for a yacht charter any time of the year. The main charter season in Florida is relatively long, spanning from December to end of May, with a peak in December for Christmas and New Year.
June through November is hurricane season, keep that in mind while planning so you won’t be surprised.
What are the top reasons to charter in Florida?
- In the winter months, it is still relatively warm
- December through April offers warm temperatures with low humidity-ideal for your yacht charter
- March through May the weather begins warming up again and is often associated with tropical showers
Types of yachts available for a charter in Florida
There are two main categories to sort the yachts, crew and the number of hulls. The crew can include crewed yachts or captain only yachts.
Captain only yachts are more budget friendly, as they only have a skipper. Note that the skipper needs a cabin, so you are usually looking at the cabins you need + 1 cabin for the captain.
Motor yachts are a great choice for Florida, as the distances allow for smooth relaxing sailing. With steady breeze and virtually an unlimited number of destinations, sailing in Florida is a great choice. Sailing yachts are usually monohulls with various lengths.
Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and a large size of deck. Most of the catamarans (all except power catamarans) do have sails, so you can still cruise into the sunset. The most fun part about catamarans is the fact that there is much more room, so dinners or afternoon cocktails are definitely different. At the same time, getting in and out of a catamaran is generally easier, which makes the catamarans a clear choice for larger groups and families.
Most popular Florida sailing areas
The most popular sailing areas in Florida are:
- Key West
- Fort Lauderdale
- Marco Island
- Boca Granda
- Dry Tortugas